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Fort Pulaski National Monument

Fort Pulaski National Monument

Fort Pulaski National Monument houses old American fortress that was constructed in 1829 under orders of Major General Babcock who was later replaced by Second Lieutenant Robert E. Lee.

 

 

 

Location: Chatham County, GA   Map

Constructed: 1829

Area: 5,623 acres (23 km2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description of Fort Pulaski National Monument

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Fort Pulaski National Monument was named after Kazimierz (Casimir) Pulaski, Polish- American general. He immigrated to United States after his native Poland was defeated by a Russian Empire. He became an experienced trainer of the newly formed American army during American Revolution and particularly American cavalry thus receiving an honorable title of "the father of American cavalry". Despite his love for mobile and quick units his name was chosen to name this military fortification.

 

Fort Pulaski was part of military fortifications designed to defend the coast of United States. Before walls were erected wooden beams were driven inside marshy soil of the coast. Some reached a depth of 70 feet (21.3 metres). Then an estimated 25,000,000 bricks were used to construct Fort Pulaski. As you walk around perimeter of the stronghold you can notice numerous scars on the walls. These were caused by Union artillery during Civil War. On April 10–11, 1862 the fort was attacked by Union forces and after 30 hours of constant bombardment from the ground and sea Confederate forces were forced to give up their fortress.

 

 

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